Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD)
Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD)
The Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD) handles academic programs that deal with the discourse on rural development studies, community development, extension and agricultural education, development management and governance, and policy studies using integrative and transdisciplinary approaches. Using the core principles of sound governance, IGRD academic programs explore what good governance means in different rural development contexts, not only in the Philippines but also in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to link the conceptual and theoretical principles of rural development studies and governance to the world of everyday practice. IGRD aims to build capacities of leaders in local governments, communities, business and public organizations.

The IGRD aims to:

  1. Design relevant and responsive academic programs and courses;
  2. Ensure quality of program and course offerings through regular program review and evaluation;
  3. Link with the Graduate School serving as the clearing house of all documents pertinent to graduate programs;
  4. Look into the academic welfare of its students from admission to graduation;
  5. Assist students in sourcing possible study grants and scholarship support;
  6. Perform as an office for alumni relations; and
  7. Perform various administrative functions to support the efficient discharge of the instruction function.

Faculty

ROWENA DT. BACONGUIS, PhD

Professor 11 and Dean

EVELIE P. SERRANO, PhD

Associate Professor 1 and Director, IGRD

MARIA KRISTINA G. ALINSUNURIN, MM

Assistant Professor 5

MAYO GRACE C. AMIT, MSc

Assistant Professor 5

VELLA A. ATIENZA, PhD

Associate Professor 4

ROLANDO T. BELLO, MSc

Associate Professor 6 and Vice Chancellor for Administration, UPLB

BING BALTAZAR C. BRILLO, PhD

Professor 2

MIRIAM CARYL DL. CARADA, PhD

Assistant Professor 1

DAMCELLE T. CORTES, MPA

Assistant Professor 7

MYRA E. DAVID, PhD

Associate Professor 3

JOSEFINA T. DIZON, PhD

Professor 12

RHEA L. GUMASING, PhD

Associate Professor 2

AILEEN V. LAPITAN, PhD

Assistant Professor 7

FERDINAND C. MAQUITO, PhD

Assistant Professor 7

RUTH A. ORTEGA-DELA CRUZ, PhD

Associate Professor 3

JOHN ERINORIO M. PEREZ, PhD

Associate Professor 2

NELSON JOSE VINCENT B. QUERIJERO, MM

Professor 7 and Director, UPLB Gender Center

MARIA ANA T. QUIMBO, PhD

Professor 10

EPHRAIM C. QUIÑONES, MPAf

Assistant Professor 7

JAINE C. REYES, PhD

Associate Professor 7

Administrative Support Services

VICTOR A. MAAS

Administrative Aide V

YOLANDA B. MICOSA

Administrative Aide III

JONNEL S. PADUA, MM

Administrative Assistant II

EDILEEN ANNE E. TAMIS

Administrative Assistant II

DR. EVELIE P. SERRANO

Director, Institute for Governance and Rural Development
College of Public Affairs and Development
Domingo M. Lantican Avenue, University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna 4031 Philippines